Jennifer Sparrow

Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


101 West 31st Street, 7th Fl.

New York, NY 10009

Phone: (212) 652-2040

Fax: (646) 344-7269

Jennifer Sparrow, Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, holds a BA in communications and an MA in English from Michigan State University, and a PhD in English literature from Wayne State University, with a special interest in writers from the Caribbean.  Her essays on Caribbean literature have appeared in edited volumes and scholarly journals include Wadabagei and MaComère. With Elizabeth Nuñez, she co-edited Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad (Seal/Avalon Press, 2005).

Before coming to CUNY SPS, Jennifer was a professor and an administrator at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.

Recent News

How To Make the Student Experience Better With Outcome-Driven Assessment

November 17, 2022


In a two-part podcast hosted by Digication, CUNY SPS Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Jennifer Sparrow discusses outcome-driven education with an emphasis on the use of teaching and learning technologies to improve the student experience.
Young female African American CUNY SPS student having cheerful conversation with friend on campus, seated with laptop, facing each other

Heckscher Foundation Awards CUNY SPS Grant to Aid Stop-Outs

November 09, 2022

With this grant, CUNY SPS will expand its successful performance-based admissions program to include CUNY stop-outs under age 25.

Attendees at 2022 EdTech event in New York City

CUNY SPS Shares Institutional Expertise at EdTech Events

October 21, 2022

Interim Dean Silva-Puras and others at CUNY SPS offered their thoughts on how to best serve adult students in a rapidly changing world.

Estudiantes adultos merecen obtener créditos universitarios por lo que ya saben, incluido su idioma nativo

August 01, 2022

Noticia El Correo NY

Jennifer Sparrow, associate dean of academic affairs at CUNY SPS, published the Op Ed "Estudiantes adultos merecen obtener créditos universitarios por lo que ya saben, incluido su idioma nativo" (Adult learners deserve to earn college credit for what they already know, including their native language) in the Spanish-language publication Noticia El Correo NY. In her piece, Sparrow explains how adult students may be able to get college credit for other languages they speak through the School's Credit for Prior Learning program.